Diamantakos Gets Greece Call-Up

first_imgATHENS — Greece coach Claudio Ranieri called up 21-year-old striker Dimitris Diamantakos for the opening European Championship qualifier against Romania on Sept. 7.The Olympiakos forward could make his debut for the senior squad at Karaiskaki Stadium as Ranieri looks to replace some aging strikers. Greece struggled in attack at the World Cup in Brazil, and was eliminated in the second round after scoring only three goals.Fanis Gekas, a 34-year-old forward, was dropped. But Ranieri included striker Kostas Mitroglou despite Fulham’s relegation last season.Defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos returns to the national squad following a two-year absence after his career was rocked by a serious knee injury that spurred the Bundesliga player to switch from Schalke to Bayer Leverkusen on loan.He joins Kostas Manolas, who was signed by Roma on a five-year contract on Aug. 26, following a 13 million euro ($17 million) transfer from Olympiakos.Ranieri has not named the squad’s new captain to replace Giorgos Karagounis, who announced his international retirement at the World Cup after 139 appearances.Greece and Romania are in Group F along with Hungary, Finland, Northern Ireland and the Faeroe Islands.___Squad:Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis (Udinese), Panagiotis Glykos (PAOK), Stefanos Kapino (Mainz)Defenders: Vassilis Torosidis (Roma), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Kostas Manolas (Roma), Vangelis Moras (Verona), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer Leverkusen), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos), Dimitris Siovas (Olympiakos)Midfielders: Jose Holebas (Olympiakos), Nikos Karabelas (Levante), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Verona), Giannis Maniatis (Olympiakos), Andreas Samaris (Benfica), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Verona), Panagiotis Kone (Udinese), Costas Fortounis (Olympiakos)Striker: Georgios Samaras (West Bromwich Albion), Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Kostas Mitroglou (Fulham), Stefanos Athanasiadis (PAOK) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

After Insult, Kyrgios Falls to Isner

first_imgMONTREAL — Nick Kyrgios tumbled out of the Rogers Cup on Aug. 13, falling to John Isner a day after insulting French Open champion Stan Wawrinka during a match.The 16th-seeded Isner beat Kyrgios 7-5, 6-3 in the third-round match marred by Kyrgios’ shouting match with a fan.On Aug. 12, a courtside microphone picked up Kyrgios saying that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with a player who is reportedly Wawrinka’s girlfriend.The ATP fined Kyrgios $10,000 on Aug. 13, the maximum fine allowed by the ATP rule book for incidents of verbal abuse or unsportsmanlike conduct.Also, the ATP fined Kyrgios an additional $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct related to a comment made to a ball person during the match.The tour said Kyrgios has been served with a “Notice of Investigation,” which begins a process to determine if his actions also merit further sanctions.Earlier, top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat American Jack Sock 6-2, 6-1. Djokovic took only 54 minutes to finish off the 35th-ranked Sock.“I never played him before, so it took me some time to figure out what his patterns are,” Djokovic said. “I’ve watched him many times before, but it’s different standing on the court.”The Serb, the tournament champion in 2007, 2011 and 2012, has won 50 of 53 matches this year.Second-seed Andy Murray also advanced, beating Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller 6-3, 6-2. The Scot broke Muller’s serve four times in the 65-minute match.“I thought I played a good match,” Murray said. “Returned well. First game was important. I served a few breakpoints there. That kind of settled the nerves a little bit.”Seventh-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain beat Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-3 in a night match.“When he plays like this, his level of tennis is much higher than what his ranking says,” Nadal said. “He played great today. When a player like him is playing well, it’s very dangerous. If he keeps playing like this, for sure he’ll finish the season high in the rankings. No doubt about that.”In other late matches, fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan topped 13th-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 6-4, 6-4, and 10th-seeded defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Australia’s Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-3.Djokovic shut out Sock in the first game. With Djokovic leading the first set 3-2, Sock hit a ball long on break point. Djokovic broke Sock’s serve again in the final game to take the set.“The turning point was the 3-2 game when I made a break,” Djokovic said. “After that I just felt in control of the match. I was returning very well. I neutralized his serve, which is one of his biggest weapons.”In the second set, Sock made another unforced error on break point to go down 3-1. Djokovic started the final game of the second set with a beautiful drop shot, and Sock sent his return long on triple match point.Djokovic will face Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals. Gulbis beat American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4.In the other quarterfinals, Nadal will face Nishikori, Murray will meet Tsonga, and Isner will play France’s Jeremy Chardy. Chardy beat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Man United first English club to earn £500m in revenue

first_imgManchester United have become the first English club to earn more than half a billion pounds in a single year, having announced a total revenue of £515.3 million, a 30 per cent rise in fourth-quarter revenue.The Old Trafford giants forecast lower earnings for the current year as the club will miss out on Champions League football after finishing fifth in the English Premier League last season.United said it expected 170-180 million pounds in adjusted core earnings this year after reporting a record figure of 192 million for the year ended June 30.It expects 530-540 million pounds in revenue this year, up from 515 million due to new television deals for Premier League clubs.United’s fifth place finish in the Premier League last season meant the team failed to qualify for a place in the lucrative Champions League in 2016-17 and will play in the lower profile Europa League instead.The club has said that its absence from the Champions League would reduce its revenue in 2016-17 by more than 30 million pounds.United responded by replacing team manager Louis van Gaal with Jose Mourinho who has signed France midfielder Paul Pogba for a world record fee of 89 million pounds and hired other big name players including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.United said it recorded 15.1 million pounds in exceptional charges which included 8.4 million pounds on former manager Louis van Gaal’s payout.The club’s revenue for the fourth quarter rose to 134.5 million pounds from 105.8 million a year earlier. Adjusted core earnings jumped 53 percent to 49.3 million pounds.Source: cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Real Madrid rallies to beat Napoli 3-1 in Champions League

first_imgMADRID (AP) — Defending champion Real Madrid recovered after conceding a stunning early goal to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and stay on track for its seventh straight appearance in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all scored for Madrid after Lorenzo Insigne’s extraordinary goal for Napoli less than 10 minutes into the Round of 16 first-leg match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The Italian forward struck a shot from way outside the area, catching Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas out of position.Playing in the last 16 for only the second time, Napoli was one game short of matching its unbeaten record of 19 matches in all competitions.Madrid, which won its 11th Champions League title last season, extended its streak without a home loss in the European competition to 12 matches.The return match against Napoli is on March 7 in Italy.In the other Round of 16 game on Wednesday, Bayern Munich routed Arsenal 5-1 in Germany.With former great Diego Maradona supporting from the tribunes, and nearly 5,000 fans loudly cheering from the stands, Napoli made an ideal start with Insigne opening the scoring with his superb long-range strike in the eighth minute.He received a nice through-ball from captain Marek Hamsik and struck a first-time shot from about 30 meters (yards) out to catch Navas off-guard. The ball bounced once before hitting the net near the far post as Navas desperately tried to recover.“Despite the result, I think we played a good game,” Insigne said. “Now we have the return leg at the San Paolo Stadium and I’m sure that we will fight even more. Real Madrid are the world champions, a team with 18 phenomenal players in their squad, (but) I did not see such a huge difference as the result would suggest. Maybe we made too many mistakes, this will only push us to work even more.”Benzema leveled 10 minutes later with a header after a cross by Dani Carvajal from the right flank, scoring his first goal in six games. The French striker, Madrid’s top scorer in this season’s Champions League with five goals, almost added another in a breakaway just before halftime, but his attempt struck the post.Kroos put Madrid ahead from just inside the area in the 49th minute after Cristiano Ronaldo cleared a defender to set up the German midfielder. Casemiro sealed the victory with his perfectly struck volley from outside the area in the 54th, hitting the far corner.Napoli had a goal disallowed for offside in the 80th.Ronaldo had a great chance to score in the 28th minute, but his shot from close range sailed over the crossbar.The star forward remains two goals short of becoming the first player to score 100 goals in European competitions. He is the Champions League’s leading scorer with 95, two more than Messi.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Liverpool Launches Coaching Program in Cyprus, Awards Supporters Club

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England – Liverpool FC Supporters Club of the Season prize, sponsored by @LiverpoolGin, goes to Cyprus, Liverpool FC announced via twitter.Our Supporters Club of the Season prize, sponsored by @LiverpoolGin, goes to Cyprus!#LFCPlayersAwards pic.twitter.com/yUBsInJDfz— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 9, 2017LFC launches coaching programme in CyprusLiverpool FC has on Monday announced the launch of the club’s first full-time coaching programme in Cyprus.Together with partner Gymnastikos Syllogos Pancypria (GSP), the Reds will deliver ongoing player development programmes and soccer schools to youngsters in the country, as well as recruiting and training local coaches.The project, which will kick off with programmes at the GSP Stadium and Sports Centre in Nicosia, will officially start this summer and will provide a unique opportunity for youngsters to learn to play The Liverpool Way. From the start of next season, weekly coaching throughout the age groups will be on offer for young players.The programme will provide those aged four to 17 with the opportunity to improve their football skills and develop in the technical, tactical, physical, mental and social aspects of the game through age-specific coaching sessions. Through the unique methods of Liverpool FC, there will also be a focus on developing players both on and off the pitch, with emphasis placed on improving key life skills of the participants, such as communication, teamwork and leadership.Liverpool FC and GSP will also train coaches in Cyprus and provide career opportunities to help develop the game locally. LFC will send coaches out to Cyprus throughout the year to work on the project.LFC ambassador Ian Rush said: “Our International Academies are a great way to bring this fantastic club of ours to the people. This project will provide many opportunities for young players in Cyprus to improve their skills and be developed via our unique coaching system. Players will get a coaching experience in Cyprus that follows the LFC Academy curriculum and will give them every chance to develop both on and off the pitch.“It is also great for the game locally; as part of this project coaches will get the opportunity to be trained in The Liverpool Way, too. That can only be a good thing for the game in Cyprus.”Doros M Ioannides, chairman of GSP, added, “We are delighted to be bringing Liverpool FC to Cyprus. We believe that this is the best training programme available and will be of huge benefit to our young players and coaches alike.“GSP have been delivering a track and field athletics academy program for years and we are confident that this will add to our scope of providing the youth of Cyprus with high-quality sport programs. There is a natural fit in terms of The Liverpool Way, the values of the club and also what we are aiming to achieve here in providing the ultimate football education for the players.“We have worked tirelessly to bring this project together and now look forward to getting up and running with our first programmes this summer.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Wright-Phillips Scores Twice, Red Bulls Beat Atlanta United

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — Bradley-Wright Phillips scored two second-half goals in the New York Red Bulls’ 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night.New York (7-3-0) has won four in a row, outscoring its opponents 12-4 during that span.Wright-Phillips headed home Michael Murillo’s cross to the center of the box to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute. About four minutes later, Wright-Phillips capped the scoring with a header, off an entry from Alejandro Romero Gamarra, that banged in off the crossbar.Atlanta’s Ezequiel Barco put away a deflected through pass from Miguel Almiron to open the scoring in the 26th minute.Daniel Royer converted from the spot in the 42nd to make it 1-1 after Wright-Phillips drew a foul in the area conceded by Miles Robinson.Atlanta (8-3-1) lost for just the second time since opening day.Wright-Phillips has eight goals this season, tied with Almiron and Columbus’ Gyasi Zardes for the most in MLS.Atlanta’s Greg Garza was shown a straight red card in the 71st minute for a serious foul.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The Write Stuff: Don’t stall the reader

first_img“Stalling” the reader is bad. Skip over the next heading to learn what this is all about.Important information Disclaimer: This material is subject to change without notice. Except as may be explicitly set forth by written agreement, no representation or warrantee is made regarding the completeness, accuracy, or usefulness of this information.Copyright: This material may be protected by copyright. All rights reserved. All other copyrighted material is the property of their respective owners.References and other resources: “Elements of Style”, Strunk & White; “On Writing”, Steven King; “Techniques for Technical Communicators”, Barnum & Carliner.Installation, compatibility, and system requirements: No special installation required. This document should be compatible with all programs that support ASCII text display. Systems supported include all Linux and x86-compatible hardware.Keyboard shortcuts and other tips: The user may scroll through this document using the keyboard Up and Down keys. Full pages may be viewed with the Page-up and Page-down keys. See a full list of keyboard bind keys for all other applications.Help and support: A list of sales and support offices for your area can be found on our web site. Customers with service agreements may contact our 24-hour hot line. Customers without such agreements must contact their local sales office for support.Related material: See “Ron’s Writing & Communicating Tips”, numbers 1 thru 12.What’s this all about? When someone picks up material based on its title, they expect it to address the topic as soon as possible. Anything that stands between the title and the part that speaks to it has the effect of “stalling” the reader. (If you read the section before this, you just experienced that effect.)(Source: Grey Flannel Graphics) Stalling the reader is bad for several reasons. First, it inflates the material unnecessarily, making it appear longer — and more daunting — than it really is. Second, it dilutes the reader’s focus, potentially taking them off-topic and reducing their momentum. Worse still, it forces the reader to determine for themselves where the piece actually begins, thereby making the material feel disorganized. (Actually, stalling the reader is a sign of poor organization.)Click Here to see an example manual that adheres to the “Don’t stall the reader” concept. Have you ever read a manual that left you feeling “stalled”? How important is this “Don’t stall the reader” concept to you? And how would you organize such a manual?There are many well-intentioned reasons for stalling the reader (see Important information above) but they are all doomed to fail. Writers often insert material to “force” that portion to be read first, but this is quickly circumvented. (Do you know anyone who skips to the end of the book to see what happens? I thought so.)Ultimately, you can’t force the reader to do anything. In particular, readers of technical material are largely task-driven and are looking to gain specific information. These are people who are on a mission, and the best you can do is help them. So, get to the point as quickly as you can; organize your material to speed them on their way; and don’t stall the reader! Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Solutions Log in to Reply “Well Max, I wasn’t going to say anything (said Ron, with a mild chuckle.)” Clive”Max”Maxfield says: December 15, 2016 at 5:14 pm Continue Reading Previous Do you check your PCBs?Next New adaptive analog power management ICs save time and money 3 thoughts on “The Write Stuff: Don’t stall the reader” rdgreen says: res213 says: December 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm Log in to Reply December 14, 2016 at 10:03 pm “I’m afraid I’m bad at this because I always want to start off by “setting the scene” (said Max, sadly)” “The driver for a lot of this stuff now a days is regulatory requirements. Many safety standards mandate specific sections in the user manual (even if there is nothing to put in that section other than “this product requires no cleaning or maintenance”) Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Inova Semiconductors: standalone LED driver for in-car lighting

first_img Continue Reading Previous Rohde & Schwarz presents test solution for 3GPP release 14 location services for NB-IoTNext Deutschmann Automation enables powerful PROFIBUS connectivity Inova Semiconductors announces a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light.The next generation of in-car ambient lighting will typically comprise of 10 to 30 LEDs mounted on a flexible light strip. Each ‘group’ consists of one red, green and blue LED to form a ‘pixel’, which is then intelligently controlled by the ISELED smart RGB LED driver, effectively replacing the present cumbersome and costly work-around utilizing multiple microcontrollers and a slow LIN bus.Until now, ISELED smart LED drivers have only been available for purchase pre-integrated in an LED module. The INLC100Q16 is the first standalone driver available that enables manufacturers to custom design their own choice of external LED strips. Several LED-related solutions for the automotive market are continuously being developed under the umbrella of the open ISELED Alliance. The current partners of the ISELED Alliance include Inova Semiconductors, Dominant Opto, Lucie Labs, NXP, TE Connectivity, the University of Pforzheim and Valeo.The new standalone ISELED driver from Inova will be used to construct custom LED chains that can be controlled via a bidirectional two-wire differential bus, enabling up to 4079 daisy-chained driver devices in a single array. Each of these devices controls up to three LEDs by means of PWM-controlled outputs. The Inova INLC100Q16 is very flexible, intuitive and easy to program, packing functions such as color/brightness control and low light dimming support. The driver can also be used as a signal converter in conjunction with ISELED LED modules to convert GPIOs from a microcontroller using single-ended signaling to the differential signaling used on the ISELED bus.It supports calibration of a LED’s brightness and the dominant wavelength, provides temperature compensation for red LEDs and features a built-in one-time programmable memory for storing calibration and compensation data values. The smart driver also includes device authentication features.The new INLC100Q16 driver from Inova is conceived with design simplicity in mind and includes a built-in oscillator, thus eliminating the need for any ‘extra-cost’ external components. It only requires a single supply voltage and integrates a built-in LDO. This powerful package also includes a very useful temperature sensor and comprehensive diagnostic features.The new driver from Inova is housed in a compact 16-pin WETQFN package, measuring just 3×3 mm². It has a very broad operating temperature range from -40 to 105 °C and has been qualified in accordance with the AEC-Q100 automotive test specifications. It will be on display at the embedded world exhibition.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Maxim unveils wrist-worn platform for monitoring ECG, heart rate and temperature

first_img Continue Reading Previous Intel: FPGA programmable acceleration cards to speed up data center computingNext Swissbit: SD memory card in “Deep Well Imaging” project Designers seeking to enable continuous monitoring of various health parameters can now quickly create unique, highly accurate wearable solutions using Health Sensor Platform 2.0 (HSP 2.0) from Maxim Integrated Products. This next-generation rapid prototyping, evaluation and development platform, also known as MAXREFDES101#, brings the ability to monitor electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate and body temperature to a wrist-worn wearable, saving up to six months in development time.When it comes to wearables, a wrist-based device is convenient for users to wear daily. However, it has been challenging to derive precise ECG monitoring from the wrist (most alternatives require a wearable chest strap). In addition, getting accurate body temperature typically requires using a thermometer at another location. Through its proprietary sensor and health monitoring technology, Maxim has overcome these challenges in the HSP 2.0.Enclosed in a watch casing, the wrist-based form factor enables HSP 2.0 to provide basic functionality out of the box, with body-monitoring measurements starting immediately. Data can be stored on the platform for patient evaluation or streamed to a PC for analysis later. Unlike other wearables, the data measurements collected by the HSP 2.0 can be owned by the wearer, alleviating data privacy concerns and allowing users to conduct their own data analysis. Also, because HSP 2.0 is an open platform, designers can evaluate their own algorithms on the board. In addition, the modular format is future proof to quickly accommodate new sensors over time.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Croatia’s Modric, Perisic unwind at Corluka’s wedding after World Cup 2018

first_imgCroatia captain Luka Modric unwinds at Vedran Corluka’s wedding after World Cup 2018Vedran Corluka tied the knot with singer Franka Batelic in Istria with Croatia captain Luka Modric in attendance.Croatia captain Luka Modric on Saturday attended team defender Vedran Corluka’s wedding with singer Franka Batelic in Istria.The Croatian players finally have got some time off from their hectic schedule and are making the most of this opportunity to spend time with family and friends. And in some cases, also getting married.Corluka and 26-year-old singer Batelic exchanged wedding vows at the Parish church of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth in Bale, Istria in front of family and friends.Watch how Croatia players celebrated on board their flight back homeThe celebrations then shifted to the picturesque Villa Meneghetti for the reception with Croatian singer Toni Cetinski entertaining guests.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGECorluka wasn’t a part of the starting XI for his side at the World Cup in Russia but he did play as a substitute in the games against Argentina, Iceland, Russia and England.Also read – Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Emmanuel Macron bond at World Cup 2018 FinalThe defender shared quite a few pictures and the video of his first dance on social media which have gone viral ever since.Modric also shared a picture on his Instagram account and wrote, “Congratulations to Mrs.and Mr. Corluka! Puno srece u buducem zivotu!”advertisementCroatia achieved their best ever finish in a World Cup and they were thrown a grand party on their arrival in Zagreb on Monday.But, that was not all. The players had a party of their own and enjoyed on their way back home as well. Vedran Corluka had uploaded a short video on Instagram, where he, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic can be seen singing a song and enjoying a few drinks inside the aircraft.Thousands of fans also gathered on the streets to welcome their heroes, who bettered Croatia’s ‘golden generation’, who lost to France in the semi-final in 1998 in France.Till date, that was the best Croatian team according to the people of Croatia but Luka Modric’s men have done one better and as they returned home, they were treated like superstars in the streets of Zagreb.Croatian hearts were broken on Sunday when they went down fighting 4-2 to France in the summit clash in Moscow but a day later, their spirits were not dampened and people turned out in huge numbers to congratulate and celebrate Zlatko Dalic’s history makers.last_img read more

Mitchell Johnson bids adieu to Big Bash League

first_imgMitchell Johnson has bid a goodbye to the Big Bash League (BBL) at the age of 36 but has kept options open to play in domestic T20 tournament in the world.Johnson’s managed said that the increasing length and intensity of the Big Bash League forced the former Australian pacer to quit the domestic tournament.The BBL organisers have decided to expand the tournament with all the teams playing 14 games each in a home and away format before the knockout stage. There will be an increase of 16 matches from the previous season as 59 matches will be played in the eighth edition.Johnson, who featured for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2018, is yet to put any word on his participation in the tournament come the next season.IPL also features 14 games in the same format that BBL is adoption now, so Johnson’s participation is now under question.”The intensity and length of the BBL is just too much for someone who will be 37 at the start of the summer,” Sam Halvorsen, Johnson’s manager, told The West Australian newspaper. “Mitch has put his name up for the Emirates tournament in Dubai, but that is half the length of the BBL.”The T20 tournament in UAE is a 10-over format and Johnson will be hoping he is picked by any one of the eight franchises when the draft takes place in September.Johnson had a year-by-year contract with Perth Scorchers and represented the franchise in the last two season. He played a crucial role in their title-winning campaign in 2016-17. It was Johnson’s figures of 1/13 that paved way for the Scorchers’ win against Sydney Sixers in the final.advertisementJohnson played a total 19 Big Bash games and picked up 20 wickets at a strike rate of 22.2. His best performance of 3 for 3 came against Melbourne Stars in the semifinal in 2016-17.last_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: July 28, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALKozhikode/Chennai/Hyderabad/Varanasi: Lunar eclipse(B+A)New Delhi: India Couture Week(B)Chennai: DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi at Hospital(B+A)Srinagar: Passing out-cum-attestation parade(A+B)New Delhi/Bengaluru: International Tiger Day(B+A)Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor at new store launch(A+B)New Delhi: Safety and Security of Children withState Commission for Protection of ChildRights(B)New Delhi: National Conference of Vice-Chancellorsand Directors(A)Jabalpur/Jammu/Shimla/New Delhi/Patna:Weather: Monsoon rain (B+A)Bengaluru: P Chidambaram speaks during the launch of project ‘Shakti’ (A+B)Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut at fashion show(B+A)Kolkata: Artists prepare ahead of a mime show (A)Patna: Saawan celebrations(A)New Delhi: Yamuna River water level increases (B+A)Bodh Gaya: Tejashwi Yadav launches’cycle march'(B+A)Patna: Doctors strike against replacement of MCIwith NMC(A)Jammu: Jammu-Poonch highway road wideningproject(A)New Delhi: Mandawali malnourishment case(A+B)Srinagar: Srinagar- PDP Public Rally(A+B)Mumbai: Pankaj Udhas ‘Khazana'(A+B)Ghaziabad: 5 storeyed building collapses inGhaziabad(B)INTERNATIONALIslamabad: Maulana Fazlur Rehman addresses anews conference(A)New York: Opera Limited Chairman & CEO YahuiZhou at the Nasdaq MarketSite(B)Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addresses a newsconference(B)Washington: President Donald Trump and firstlady Melania Trump walk across theSouth Lawn(B)Luzern/Marseille/Erfurt/Yogyakarta/Kuala Lumpur/advertisement St. Petersburg/Sounio: lunar eclipse(B)Pyeongtaek: Korean War and returned by North Korea(B)Whiskeytown: Flames from the Carr Fire lick abovea Cal Fire truck(A)Kings Lynn: The Prince of Wales sits in an F-35during a visit to 617 Squadron (B)Lima: Protest against corruption in San Martinplaza(B)Lisbon: Summit for Energy Interconnections(B)Phnom Penh: File photo of Cambodian PrimeMinister Hun Sen waves(B)Bulawayo: Shari Eppel, director of the SPT, holds bones of Julius Mvulo Nyath(B)Bali: A five-year-old Sumatran tiger is seen her two-month-old cubs(B)SPORTSEdmonton: ITU World Triathlon Series(B)Jyvaskyla: WRC Rally Finland(B)PTI PHOTO HS DLDLlast_img read more

Akshay Kumar interested in making biopic on athlete Hima Das

first_imgHima Das created history earlier this month when she won India’s first ever track gold medal at the Under-20 IAAF world athletics event in Finland. Hima won the gold medal in 400m race at the World Junior championships.Hima became the toast of the nation with her achievement and tributes poured in from all quarters with film industry, top politicians and sports personalities hailing her success at the world stage.Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is now interested in making a biopic on the Indian sprinter.”I would like to make biopic on Hima Das because she is a track runner..”…I think it was very rare feat to achieve because somebody who comes from interiors of India and wins gold medal in track [running] event was really incredible,” Akshay Kumar said while promoting his sports-drama film “Gold”.”India has been little bit weak when it comes to perform in track events and I feel we should encourage and support that form of sports to show the world that we have great talent when it comes to running as we daily run so fast to catch a bus or a train…so, I would love to make biopic on her life,” he said.Hima Das: Love for speed helps Assam teenager defy the odds on the tracksAkshay, to a query whether he feels that films can generate importance of sports in the minds of the audience and help India to become a better sports nation, said: “I really liked story of ‘Gold’ which is due for its release. I thought that this story needs to be told.advertisement”It is very interesting and real story. There are some glorious achievement achieved by our people, by our country but it’s not in public domain.”Before doing this film, I didn’t know that we won our first Olympic gold medal in 1948. Most of us don’t know when, how, where and in which circumstances we were able to win that gold medal by defeating, on their own turf, England who ruled us for 200 years… so, this kind of things cinema can represent all this in very nice way.”If we make a documentary on this incident then one might watch it instead of that if we incorporate 4-5 songs, 1-2 fight sequence, hero and heroine in it then, it looks entertaining.”Hima Das: Tracing star sprinter’s journey from Assam’s rice fields to global stardomA historical sports drama inspired by India’s first Olympic gold medal, “Gold” traces the “golden era” of Indian hockey through the journey of Tapan Das, a young assistant manager in 1936, who dreams of playing for an independent nation.The film features Akshay Kumar, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal, Vineet Kumar Singh and Mouni Roy in lead roles.Directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Excel Entertainment, it releases on August 15.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Lautaro Martinez goal helps Inter Milan beat Atletico Madrid 1-0

first_imgInter Milan beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the final match of the International Champions Cup at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Sunday.Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, who was close to being signed by Atletico earlier this year, scored the only goal of the match with a spectacular scissor kick in the 31st minute.This was Atletico’s last pre-season match before next week’s UEFA Super Cup clash with rivals Real Madrid.Atletico Madrid played with a 4-4-2 formation, with keeper Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Diego Godin, Jose Jimenez and Filipe Luis on defense; Thomas Partey, Koke, Saul and Thomas Lemar at midfield; and Angel Correa and Diego Costa in front.Antoine Griezmann stayed on the bench for most of the match, replacing Correa in the 61st minute.Inter Milan opted for a standard 4-2-3-1 formation, with keeper Samir Handanovic, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Milan Skriniar and Dalbert on defense; Matias Vecino and Kwadwo Asamoah as defensive midfielders; Matteo Politano, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez as offensive midfielders; and Mauro Icardi as forward.We lived a special moment, as we were reunited with our friend @miranda023Best of luck! #AúpaAtleti #ICC2018 #AtletiInter pic.twitter.com/WoKjpFOxqVAtlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 11, 2018Lautaro had an early chance to score in the 11th minute, after an assist by Icardi, but his shot from outside the box was blocked by Oblak.None of the teams found decent chances until Lautaro’s acrobatic goal from the right of the box in the 31st minute, connecting a superb pass over the top and from the left by Asamoah.advertisementA goal in the 43rd minute by Correa off a pass from Koke would have tied the match, yet the VAR determined that the Atletico forward was offside.The International Champions Cup ended with Tottenham in first place, tying at seven points with Dortmund and Inter Milan, though the English team had a better goal differential.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Enjoy the New Interactive Way to ‘React’ to Videos on TikTok

first_img(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) TikTok inaugurates the winners of the fifth edition of the 1 Million AuditionMumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsVoir)Now reacting to your favourite video or sprucing it up on TikTok is even more interactive and fun! TikTok, one of the world’s most popular destinations for short-form videos, today announced its latest feature React in India at the TikTok Creator Summit – 2018, along with the winners of the fifth edition of its 1 Million Audition. Moreover, TikTok also presented the “Creator Playbook”, an easy to use guide, with tips and tricks on how to amplify your talent on the app.The new react feature enables creators to innovatively share their reactions to the videos they love. Now, using the React option under the Share menu in the app, you can record an audio or video of your reaction alongside the original video. What’s more? You can get as creative as you want with your reaction, and then pin and place your React video on the screen.TikTok also celebrated the successful completion of the fifth 1 Million Audition! The challenge was introduced in 2017. Since then, it has been a much-awaited tradition across Japan, India, Latin America, Europe and the United States with over 1,000,000 participants. To commemorate the launch of the React’ feature in India and to celebrate the end of the fifth edition of the 1 Million Audition, TikTok’s most popular edition yet, some of TikTok’sfavorite and popular creators gathered at the Summit. This edition saw over 510,000 videos published. What made this edition even more thrilling was the addition of two new categories – fashion and art, where creators showed off their skills in innovative ways as they did with other categories: vines, sports and special skills.Commenting on the occasion, Raj Mishra, representing TikTok in India said, We at TikTok along with our global community of creators congratulate all the winners of the fifth edition of the 1 Million Audition. This edition was the first, after the rebranding of TikTok (previously musical.ly) and as always, each edition has been more exciting than the last and we are happy to know that users choose TikTok as the preferred platform to showcase their talent in front of a global audience. Moreover, we strive to keep adding new features, stickers, and special effects to supplement our creators videos.The following top five winning creators was each awarded an iPhone X smartphone and INR 35,832 / USD 500 in cash and the top 200 participants won INR 28,66,600 / USD 40,000 collectively!advertisementVaishnavi Dhoundiyal; FashionPartha Mandal; ArtSamit Gambhir; VinesUmesh Saini; Special Skills GuruSuraj Pal Singh; SportsPresent at the event to celebrate the success of TikTok’s 5th 1 Million Audition was Dhruv Chitgopekar, Founding Partner and National Sales Head, KWAN Entertainment who said, We are excited to be partners with TikTok and be a part of its exponential growth in India. TikTok has revolutionised the way social media works by creating the new-age digital influencer. The app serves as a platform that allows users to showcase their talents in front of a global audience. We at KWAN Entertainment are delighted to bring our marketplace of relationships and servicing capabilities to TikTok in India. We had an eventful year with TikTok in India where we collaborated for spot properties, television, youth festivals, and talent hunts. We are also working towards assisting TikTok in introducing a regional flavour by targeting content creators and new users in non-hindi speaking markets. ADMADMlast_img read more

Jason Holder rues run-outs after West Indies suffer humiliating defeat in Mumbai

first_imgWest Indies lost two of their first three batsmen including in-form Shai Hope to run-outs and when chasing as big a score as 378, it is the last thing a team would want.And, West Indies captain rued the run-outs of two of their most important batsmen up the order as West Indies lost the fourth ODI at the Brabourne Stadium by 224 runs on Monday.Hope, who had scored 250 runs before the start of the match, was the first one to bite the dust among the two.Hope flicked the ball away towards mid-wicket and set off for a tight single. Kuldeep Yadav stationed at mid on moved to his right, got to the ball and quickly picked it up and fired a direct hit at the non-striker’s end.Stats: India crush West Indies for their 3rd biggest win in terms of runs in ODIsThe second was Kieran Powell. Marlon Samuels pushed the ball towards covers off the back-foot and Powell took off but Virat Kohli was quick as he dived to get to the ball and under armed it at the stumps at the bowler’s end and hit the bull’s eye. The run was never on and the wicket put Windies in further trouble and reduced them to 20/3 in just 5.2 overs.India vs West Indies 4th ODI HighlightsAnd, Holder felt that losing two of their best players cost the visitors dearly.”Run-outs are something that you don’t want in one day or in any limited-overs cricket. Two of our better players as well and it really set us back up front. It was a lot to do to rebuild to get up to 370 odd. You try not to get run-out, you try to build a partnership up front which we never got,” Holder said.advertisementAlso read – After I get to a hundred, my aim is to see how far I go: Rohit SharmaHe also expressed his disappointment with the lacklustre display of his side and said that they never got the momentum in the match.”We didn’t play well enough today [Monday]. We allowed them to score too many runs. We never got going with the bat and the application definitely was not there. Lost wickets up front, and didn’t bat well enough. Didn’t get enough momentum,” said Holder.The West Indies captain also spoke about the issue that everyone has been talking about — Holder batting up the order. At Brabourne, coming out to bat at No.7, he remained not out on 54 and before Monday, he along with Hope and Shimron Hetmyer looked one of the most solid batsmen for the tourists. But, for reasons unknown he has continued to come below Rovman Powell.Read – Rohit Sharma becomes second-most prolific six-hitter for India in ODIsBut, speaking at the post-match conference, he said that he has heard the suggestion and might take it into account in the last match on Thursday.”I have been hearing that [batting up the order] for a long while. The structure of the team probably needs to be looked at and obviously I want to get up the order as well. Probably, next game you could see that,” said Holder before walking off.Also Read – West Indian bowler Keemo Paul mimics Shikhar Dhawan in funny send-offThe last ODI of the five-match series will be played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1 and the Windies will look to bring their ‘A’ game in that and level the series 2-2 and go into the T20I series on a positive note.last_img read more

Champions League: Manchester City, Real Madrid secure knockout berths

first_imgManchester City progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League from Group F on Tuesday after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Olympique Lyonnais, a team Pep Guardiola hailed as one of the toughest he has ever faced.Goals from Maxwel Cornet were cancelled out by Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero to leave City top of the group on 10 points. Lyon are second on seven points, two ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk who snatched a late 3-2 win at Hoffenheim to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last 16.Guardiola’s City side often found themselves on the back foot in France and struggled to contain Ivorian forward Cornet who went close to scoring after half an hour but a heavy touch let him down right in front of goal.He also attempted an acrobatic scissor kick that hit the crossbar just before halftime, but finally got his reward in some style, giving the hosts the lead 10 minutes after the break with a fine left-foot finish from the edge of the area.A few minutes later, Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes made a good save to keep out Sergio Aguero’s header from point-blank range.Yet Guardiola’s side soon equalised when Laporte headed in just after the hour following a flick on from David Silva.The game was petering out until Cornet struck again 10 minutes from fulltime with a low angled finish after latching on to a through ball from Memphis Depay.Once again City quickly levelled with a header, this time Aguero making no mistake straight from a Riyad Mahrez corner to salvage a hard-earned point for his side.advertisementGuardiola had high praise for Lyon, who are the only team to have defeated City this season, having won the first group game 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in September, and the only side to score twice against the English champions.”We are so happy, so delighted. They are one of toughest teams we ever faced. We reacted so well after 1-0 and 2-1 and we are in the finals (stage) and this was our target,” Guardiola told BT Sport.”Always in my career when I play French teams they are so physical, that’s why they are world champions,” he added.REAL MADRID TOP GROUP GMeanwhile, Real Madrid secured first place in Champions League Group G and ended AS Roma’s eight-match unbeaten home run in Europe with a 2-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday although the Italians are also through to the last 16.Real’s win thanks to second-half goals from Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez means the European champions are guaranteed to top the group due to a better head-to-head over the hosts.Like Real, Roma had already clinched a place in the knockout stages with one game to spare thanks to Viktoria Plzen’s 2-1 win at CSKA Moscow in the early kick-off, which leaves Eusebio di Francesco’s side five points clear of third place.Real and Roma went into the game locked on nine points but having both suffered shock domestic league defeats at the weekend, the Italians losing 1-0 at lowly Udinese while Madrid suffered a stunning 3-0 reverse away to mid-table Eibar.Also Watch:last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud in Madrid court

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo will make an unwanted trip back to Madrid on Tuesday and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. Ronaldo will be in the Spanish capital on tax charges related to his time at Real Madrid.Ronaldo, the Juventus forward, will appear before a judge and receive a suspended two-year sentence as part of a deal struck with Spain’s state prosecutor and tax authorities last year. The agreement will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines.In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders.In 2017, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.7 million). Ronaldo was accused of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights.After being questioned for nearly 90 minutes in a Madrid court at the time, the Portuguese player told a judge he never tried to avoid taxes.The accusations didn’t involve his salary from Real Madrid, his club from 2009 until joining Italian champion Juventus last year.Ronaldo’s presence in court on Tuesday is not expected to last long. Officials said he declined an option to address the court via video conference.Separately, Ronaldo is facing a rape allegation in the United States.Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada in September claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.Several other soccer figures have been subjected to investigations from tax authorities in Spain in recent years, including Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho, Javier Mascherano, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Alexis Sanchez, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao.advertisementFormer Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso is also expected to face a judge in Madrid on Tuesday. He is accused of defrauding tax authorities of about 2 million euros ($2.3 million) from 2010-12.He could be sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 4 million euros ($4.5 million), in addition to the amount allegedly defrauded. The charges are related to Alonso’s income from image rights.The retired Spain midfielder, who has denied any wrongdoing, played for Madrid from 2009-14.Also Watch:last_img read more

Watch how an insect scared Naomi Osaka during Australian Open quarters win

first_imgNaomi Osaka is a Grand Slam champion but a little insect can also scare her. Osaka was against her idol and one of the greatest tennis players of all time Serena Williams in the final of the US Open 2018 but that did not deter her at all. An insect at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, however, made Osaka run around.Osaka dominated Elina Svitolina in her 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final victory in the Melbourne Park but right after taking a 5-0 lead in the second set, Osaka was chased by a bee and not Svitolina’s play but that scared Naomi Osaka.As soon as Osaka won a point to make it 5-0, she began running away towards the net while looking back. Even after running away, the bee followed her and Osaka was seen waving it away with a disgusted look at her face.Osaka was so troubled by the bug that she even asked the chair umpire to check the back of her shirt if the insect was still there while going towards her courtside chair.Apart from that, there was hardly any blemish for Osaka as she comfortably won in an hour and 12 minutes. Osaka did not celebrate much after winning. It was a subdued celebration out of respect for a hampered opponent and a sign that her work here was far from done.”I already know that to be here is something that a lot of people want, and I know that a few months ago I would have given anything to be in the semifinals of a slam,” Osaka said. “But it’s this weird feeling of, like, you want to do the next big thing.advertisement”And especially now that I won a Grand Slam, I feel like I want to win another one, and I’m so close and I just want to keep going.”OSAKA’S GOAL FOR QUARTER-FINAL — ‘NOT GETTING ANGRY’Osaka was immensely praised after her US Open victory – not only for defeating Serena Williams but also for the composure and calmness she showed during all the drama that unfolded on the court.It was an epic night where Serena had one of the biggest meltdowns of her career. She received three code violations that day – one for racquet abuse, second for on-court coaching and the third for calling the chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief”.While Serena and Ramos had an absolute fall-out and the 23-time Grand Slam champion kept screaming and shouting, Osaka was a vision of calmness on the other side. She didn’t let any of that affect her and did her job.Post US Open though, Osaka has been expressive on court and she has shown a lot of emotions. From tears at the US Open ceremony to scolding herself and throwing racquet in frustration of not playing well in tournaments post that, Osaka has been out there. All of this has prompted the 21-year-old to work on keeping a check on her emotions. Naomi Osaka worked on the mental aspect of tennis ahead of Australian Open. (Reuters Photo)”This is something that I have been working on a lot… trying to get deeper in tournaments more consistently. I think I have been able to do that,” Osaka said. “For me right now I just try to keep looking forward. So I’m not really satisfied – like, I am happy that I’m here, but at the same time, I want to keep going. There is more matches to win.””Yeah I mean I tried to be consistent or as consistent as I can,” Osaka said. “She’s a really great player and kind of unfortunate she got injured… but playing against her injured was still really tough.”For me today I just had one goal and it was to try as hard as I can and not get angry. I didn’t do that too well in the last two rounds so I’m really happy.”I feel right now most people know me for U.S. Open, right? And during U.S. Open, I didn’t show any emotions most of the time. But then after that, I did show a lot of emotions. I got upset and then I threw my racket or stuff like that. I don’t really want to do that. I feel I play better when I’m calm.”When I’m not calm, it just makes my life harder… there is an inner peace I can tap into sometimes during my matches, and it’s kind of hard to get to but once I’m there it’s really easy. Not easy, but nothing can really bother me.advertisement”So that’s just something I’m trying to learn how to do consistently.”Also Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in MelbourneAlso Read | I didn’t choke on match points, Pliskova played her best tennis: Serena WilliamsAlso Read | I had to warm up 4 times: Naomi Osaka tells Kei Nishikori. Video goes virallast_img read more

Tata Motors revises Tiago variant list, price now starts at Rs 4.20 lakh

first_imgTata Motors has made Tiago XE as the base variant of its much-loved hatchback and priced it at Rs 4.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Tiago XB, which was the entry-level version earlier and devoid of even basic features such as an air-conditioner, has now been discontinued.Tata has also made ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and corner stability control as standard safety features across all the variants of Tiago. This is confirmed by the hatchback’s brochure available online. Previously, these features were only provided in the XZ, XZA and XZ+ variants of the car.Tiago is available in two engine options — a Revotron 1.2-litre, three cylinder petrol engine and a Revotorq 1.05-litre, three cylinder diesel engine. Both the engines come with multi drive modes and are mated to a manual five-speed transmission. The petrol variant has an option for a five-speed automatic transmission as well. While the petrol engine makes 85 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and churns out 114 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm, the diesel variant produces 70 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and is good for 140 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm.Below is the updated list of variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of Tata Tiago.(Revotron petrol engine options)Tiago XM — Rs 4,52,209Tiago XM (Optional) — Rs 4,68,324Tiago XT — Rs 4,85,227Tiago XT (Optional) — Rs 5,00,062Tiago XTA — Rs 5,21,615Tiago XZ without alloy — Rs 5,21,658Tiago XZ — Rs 5,32,840Tiago XZ+ — Rs 5,64,096Tiago XZ+ with dual tone roof — Rs 5,71,096Tiago XZA — Rs 5,74,449advertisement(Revotorq diesel engine options)Tiago XE — Rs 5,00,369Tiago XE (Optional) — Rs 5,07,538Tiago XM — Rs 5,36,013Tiago XM (Optional) — Rs 5,49,734Tiago XT — Rs 5,69,294Tiago XT (Optional) — Rs 5,81,715Tiago XZ without alloy — Rs 6,03,361Tiago XZ — Rs 6,15,734Tiago XZ+ — Rs 6,42,137Tiago XZ+ with dual tone roof — Rs 6,49,137The company is paying much attention to the safety of its passengers and also setting very high standards in this area. Recently, the home grown auto major’s compact sports utility vehicle, Nexon, scored a five-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test.One also has to keep in mind that Tata Tiago’s major rivals Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro now have ABS with EBD as a standard safety feature across all their variants. Besides, the government has made it mandatory for all the cars produced in India from April 1, 2019, to have ABS in them.ALSO READ | New WagonR: Here is a detailed list of specifications and features of Maruti Suzuki’s latest carALSO READ | Skoda gives glimpse of Kamiq’s front and rear design through two sketchesALSO READ | Hero MotoCorp sets up research and development center in Germanylast_img read more